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U.S.
5:49 pm
Sat May 2, 2015

It's A Beautiful Tree But It Causes A Stink

Originally published on Sat May 2, 2015 6:27 pm

The disease-resistant Callery pear became American cities' street tree of choice starting in the 1950s. One community in Pennsylvania, fed up with the stench, has banned it.

This story originally aired on All Things Considered on April 24, 2015.

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Planet Money
6:18 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Electric Carmaker Tesla To Sell Batteries Designed To Power Homes

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 1:51 pm

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Environment
2:37 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

Drought In Calif. Creates Water Wars Between Farmers, Developers, Residents

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UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER #1: California going back to the drawing board to deal with their drought.

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Environment
4:27 pm
Tue April 28, 2015

Vatican Hosts Climate Change Conference Ahead Of Papal Encyclical

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 7:53 pm

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The Salt
11:56 am
Tue April 28, 2015

How Newbie Gardeners Can Safely Grow Food On Urban Land

Graze the Roof is a community-produced garden that grows vegetables on the rooftop of a church in San Francisco.
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Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 12:09 pm

A version of this story was first published on April 5, 2014. It has been updated.

The majority of Americans now live in cities and have very little to do with the production of their food.

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Around the Nation
5:38 pm
Mon April 27, 2015

California Cemeteries Adapt To Water Restrictions To Avoid Going Dry

Originally published on Mon April 27, 2015 8:14 pm

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The Two-Way
5:35 pm
Mon April 27, 2015

Big Aftershocks In Nepal Could Persist For Years

A man stands near collapsed houses in Bhaktapur, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, on April 27, two days after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake hit Nepal. Aftershocks tend to get less frequent with time, scientists say, but not necessarily gentler.
Prakash Mathema AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 6:20 pm

Aftershocks following Saturday's magnitude-7.8 quake in Nepal are jangling nerves and complicating rescue operations. So far, there have been more than a dozen quakes of magnitude 5 or higher, and another two dozen between magnitude 4.5 and 5.

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U.S.
5:27 pm
Sun April 26, 2015

Oklahoma Now Has More Earthquakes Than California

Originally published on Mon April 27, 2015 12:42 am

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DANIELLE DOZIER: We are going to be feeling that.

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U.S.
5:27 pm
Sun April 26, 2015

As California's Economy Reels From Drought, At Least One Industry Is Doing Fine

Originally published on Mon April 27, 2015 7:06 pm

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The worst drought in California history has hit the economy here hard - billions of dollars lost, farmers letting hundreds of thousands of acres go dry, consumers being asked to cut back. But some industries are booming.

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The Two-Way
5:10 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Scientists Discover Massive New Magma Chamber Under Yellowstone

The Grand Prismatic hot spring in Yellowstone National Park is among the park's myriad hydrothermal features created by the fact that Yellowstone is a supervolcano.
Robert B. Smith AP

Originally published on Fri April 24, 2015 5:14 pm

There's more to Yellowstone National Park than meets the eye. Much more, as it turns out.

You might already know that a supervolcano dominates the famous park that is situated on land in Wyoming and Montana. A shallow subsurface magma chamber has long been known.

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